|wheelchair accessibility||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Nadeau (welcomeolympus.net)|
|Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 19:51:58 -0500|
Thanks to Carl Hay for his tactfully-worded consciousness-raising letter. I have responded at more length to Carl, but to all I would like to be clear that our preference is to have accessibility for every space. We continue to search for those "creative solutions" that will allow this to be so. And until now, we wouldn't even consider solutions that did not meet that criterion. We are in the midst of numerous trade-offs and compromises as we attempt to build a common house for 40 people for $127,000. Only at that point have we found ourselves trying, and comparing, options that do not fulfill all we really want -- in a number of regards. Such a decision would involve looking really hard at the implications, and the trade-offs, and looking for the best we could accomplish with our very limited resources. And Carl's letter will be part of what we consider. One other thing that would help us is if places that DO have an elevator in the common house could share the specifics of what elevator they used, the cost of the equipment and additional construction cost. Part of our dilemma is that we haven't succeeded in finding anything under about $20,000. So tell me, not only if you have upstairs spacein your common house that needs to be accessed by stairs, but also if you do have elevators, and about them. (One solution in some places is a site plan in a hillside with external access to upstairs. Our site is dead flat, so tell me if you created such access on a previously FLAT site.) In dialogue (multi-logue), Lynn at RoseWind welcome [at] olympus.net
- wheelchair accessibility Lynn Nadeau, April 6 1998
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